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Can I get information about Medigap policies on the Medicare Plan Finder?

Yes, you can find some information about Medigap policies on the Medicare Plan Finder, by going to the link to view and compare Medigap plans under “Additional Tools.” This tool produces a list of companies in your area that offer each type of Medigap plan. You can find more information…

Can I use the Medicare Plan Finder to sign up for a Medigap policy?

No. The Medicare Plan Finder, a searchable tool on the Medicare.gov website, provides basic information about insurance companies in your area and the Medigap policies they offer, but you will need to contact the insurance companies directly to get more information and purchase a Medigap policy. You can find more…

I am 66 years old, work for a large employer, and have health insurance coverage through my job. I am planning to keep working for a few more years and keep the coverage that my employer offers. What are my coverage options when I stop working?

When you stop working and/or your group health insurance coverage ends, you should enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B. If you’re eligible for premium-free Part A, you can sign up any time after you’re first eligible for Medicare. Your Part A coverage will go back retroactively 6 months…

My mom is an 83-year-old widow with an income of about $12,000 and almost no savings. She is covered by Medicare. Does she qualify for any financial assistance with her Medicare coverage?

Your mom might qualify for Medicaid under current eligibility rules, if her income and assets are low enough. Under the current rules, Medicaid helps many low-income people on Medicare with their Medicare premiums and cost-sharing requirements, and may also cover some benefits that are not covered by Medicare, such as…

I’m receiving extra help with my Part D plan premium and cost sharing through the Low-income Subsidy Program. I received a notice that my current plan will no longer be offered next year. Now what do I do?

If you qualify for the full premium subsidy for your Medicare prescription drug plan, are enrolled in traditional Medicare, and your current prescription drug plan will not be offered next year, you will be automatically reassigned by Medicare to a new prescription drug plan for coverage in the next year.…

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